Documentation involved in a sea freight shipment

Documentation in shipping

An article discussing the various types of documentation involved in a sea freight shipment prepared by the various parties involved..

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Opening doors, when things are not so easy – we are talking about freight container doors

An interesting article about a seemingly easy and innocuous activity like opening a door.. But when you relate it to a freight container, you can see the importance that it … Read more here..

What is a LINER OUT CHARGE in shipping..??

What exactly is the LINER OUT CHARGE..

Shipping Lines are quoting this for cargo to West Africa and other areas.. What does FILO mean..??

This article answers these questions..

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Can cargo be released without collection of destination charges..??

Question from a reader from Turkey.. Please feel free to comment.. Ask your question here..: Dear Hariesh Hope doing well. I need your opinion to clarify a big doubt. Some … Read more here..

Top 10 Things to Keep In Mind When Shipping Overseas

This is a guest post by Celina Jones – who as the owner of a shipping consulting business,  has quite a lot of experience in helping organizations send shipment overseas … Read more here..

Beware of fake shipping line websites for tracking your cargo

Yes there are fake shipping line websites based on the method of “phishing” just like fake banking websites.. The International Maritime Bureau is warning users of such sites (although names … Read more here..

Important Points for Committing Cargo Quantities in Tanker Ships

Original posted by Chief Officer Abhishek Bhanawat for http://www.marineinsight.com One of the most vital aspects of trading with tanker ships is loading and unloading of the cargo with utmost safety and efficiency, without … Read more here..

Different loading and discharging vessel

Ever wondered sometimes when you receive the arrival notification from the shipping line, the name of the vessel is different from the one on the bill of lading..?? Read to find out why..

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Carriage of dangerous goods by sea – documentation requirements

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There have been many many instances of damage to ship, cargo and lives due to the improper declaration and handling of dangerous goods (hazardous cargo)..

Through this very important article I hope to give a clear picture on the documentary requirements from a shipping perspective and the process of the hazardous cargo applications and the declarations that go with it..

Please read carefully and share with all the people involved in the handling and transportation of such goods..

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Multiple shippers in a bill of lading..??

Multiple shippers in a bill of lading..?? This is a question raised by a reader.. I thought i would throw out this question to you my dear readers.. In my … Read more here..

Consequences of incorrect acceptance of hazardous cargo

In this blog, across the many articles that i have written, i have made several references to hazardous cargoes, documentation for hazardous cargoes, safety measure for hazardous cargoes, and consequences … Read more here..

Number of original bills of lading

In response to one of my previous articles Is there a limitation on the number of Original bills to be issued..?? , one of the readers commented as below : ” … Read more here..

Some unusual and different container types

In my previous article(s) i gave an insight into Container sizes and dimensions and also covered some Special Containers and the cargoes that is loaded on these containers.. Now i … Read more here..

Should i use Open Top or Flat Rack for over-height cargo

Sounds like a trick question..?? It could be..!! Generally open top and flat rack containers are used for loading cargo that are difficult to load through the doors of a … Read more here..

Is a shipping line liable for any costs if they don’t send the arrival notification for import cargo..??

Thanks to the readers of this blog who ask some stimulating questions like the title of this post.. This is a very contentious issue between the shipping lines and the … Read more here..

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